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From Steve, Child's Age 13 - 04/09/01 Click here to reply  
My son's gained his weight back and gone back to size 34 pants. His clothes are getting too small. What am I going to do?
Reply from Rachel, Child's Age 5 - 05/13/01 
Reply from Sue, Child's Age 40 - 04/13/01 

From Dave, Child's Age 14 - 04/09/01 Click here to reply  
Help! My son really needs help with his weight. He's 5'5 and weighs about 210 lbs. He eats constantly. Everyone at school makes fun of him, so he doesn't have any friends. He just sits in front of the TV and stuffs his face. He wears size 36 pants but they're so tight that he has to suck all the way in and have me help him button them. We're going shopping for new clothes tomorrow because all of the clothes he has now are too tight. I often mention weight loss to him, and he acts interested, but then I catch him in the middle of the night eating a whole pizza. I've talked to his doctor, but he doesn't know what to do. He doesn't like fruits or crackers, the only thing he ever wants to eat is pizza, hamburgers, etc. I need help. Can ANYONE help me?
Reply from pamula, Child's Age 14 - 12/29/01  - IP#: 205.188.192.xxx
Reply from Sue, Child's Age 40 - 04/13/01 

From Colette, Child's Age 7 - 04/03/01 Click here to reply  
Thankyou Sue for the advise I might be giving her a little to much like you said,but I will try on the portion part I thought it was a great idea that I didn't think of about shrinking her stomache I don't know why I didn't think about it before. I am going shopping for her clothes today for spring & summer outfits. Well I will keep in touch so thanks again.
Reply from suetoberman, Child's Age 12 - 04/05/01 

From Colette, Child's Age 7 - 03/31/01 Click here to reply  
My daughter is 7 yrs old,weighs 115lbs. I am so worried about my daughter I know the weight bothers her sometimes but she doesn't say anything. She can't tie her own shoes very well if she does she says it hurts her tummy. She has a lot of friends but kids still tease her at school. I don't keep junk food in the house at all, but I do always try to have a lot of fruit like apples or oranges she know that if she is hungry at an unappropriate time she can eat fruit for a snack. I have been recently been diagnosed with diabetes, and I am worried that she is at risk for getting this disease due to her weight. I have trouble finding clothes for her, and K-mart doesnt always work. I have to buy sweats because she can't wear jeans because I can't find her size. I anyone can tell me anything I would appriciate it.As far as excersise she is active but just started within this winter. Her... (view more)
Reply from Debbie, Child's Age 9 - 01/24/03  - IP#: 65.149.212.xxx
Reply from Sue, Child's Age 12 - 04/01/01 

From Amy, Child's Age 18 - 03/28/01 Click here to reply  
I read the message put on by the person who had the research thing to do. I do agree that just because you loose weight will not help the teasing at school. I have done a lot of research on weight problems. I have found web sites that say it is O.K to be over weight or "pleasntly Plump" as they like to call it. I am happy that people can learn to love their body no matter what. But the fact is that this is not a healthy way to live. Your child may be O.K now. Most of your problems are clothes, teasing, and friends. When their bodies are done growing at 17 or 18 the real adult problems set in. I was overweight my whole childhood till I started getting sick a lot. A doctor said "you know, a 5 lb. loss would help" That 5 turned into 25. I am hardly Kate Moss, but I am happier, healthly, and I sleep better, and have more energy. please, don't over look this problem. There is... (view more)
Reply from Sue, Child's Age 12 - 04/01/01 

From Susan, Child's Age 9 - 03/16/01 Click here to reply  
I am looking for a website that shows the average weight & height for children. One of my daughters is 9 1/2 and is 85 pounds but she is extremely tall. (her sister is a twig !) Her doctor said she gained a lot this past year but isnt worried about it. She went from 66 pounds in 8/99 to the 85 pounds she is today. I know children put on extra weight before entering puberty but because I had such trouble with weight as a pre-teen and I am now seriously overweight, I want to avoid her having the same struggles. We dont allow chips & junk in the house , very rarely allow them to have soda. They eat good food, mini rice cakes, popcorn, fruit, vegetables & such. They are pretty active in the spring & summer but winter is tough.I just want to know what the norm is for their age. I dont want to panic or cause them to have a complex. But if I can prevent what happened to me from happening to them, I will do it in a second.
Reply from Sara, Child's Age 11 - 07/11/01  - IP#: 216.207.205.xxx
Reply from Christi, Child's Age 11 - 03/25/01 

From Jacquelyn, Child's Age 9 - 03/15/01 Click here to reply  
I have 2 daughters 7 and 9 that have a hard time finding clothes. They are in the 95th percentile for their height. I consider them "pleasingly" plump-mostly baby fat. I am significantly overweight and am trying to lose it while teaching them healthy eating habits. Adult clothes are too big or too old in style. Most stuff off the rack is for the skinny minis out there. I have been using search engines without a lot of luck.
Reply from pamula, Child's Age 14 - 12/29/01  - IP#: 205.188.192.xxx
Reply from Susan, Child's Age 9 - 03/16/01 

From Bill, Child's Age 12 - 03/08/01 Click here to reply  
I have a huge problem on my hands. My son is 12 years old, 5'4" tall and weighs 365 pounds. The problem I have is that he doesn't seem to be bothered by it. All of his friends accept him for who he is, and he very rarely gets teased because everyone can see it doesn't bother him. He even goes swimming in the summer, shirtless in the town pool, and no one seems to be bothered by it because he's been enormously fat since he was born. I am getting concerned because it can't be good for his health to be so very obese, though he doesn't seem to have breathing problems, or trouble getting around. When I bring up the subject of weight loss to him, he doesn't seem the slightest bit interested, in fact, once he even said he liked being just the way he is. What can I do to convince him to drop some weight, before he gets any bigger. I sure don't want a 400 pound 13-year old next year.
Reply from Nicola, Child's Age 11 - 03/28/02  - IP#: 205.188.196.xxx
Reply from J.B., Child's Age 13 - 10/20/01  - IP#: 64.21.101.xxx
Reply from Susan, Child's Age 9 - 03/16/01 
Reply from Sue, Child's Age 12 - 03/11/01 

From Julie, Child's Age 7 - 03/08/01 Click here to reply  
I have a difficult time buying clothes for my overweight son. Can anyone share with me where they shop and how they find clothes for their children. Am I the only one who's child refuses to shop and try clothes on? Does everyone end up needing to have their child's pants shortened?Thanks!!
Reply from tracie, Child's Age 8 - 09/29/02  - IP#: 65.166.30.xxx
Reply from bill, Child's Age 12 - 03/09/01 

From Helena - 03/04/01 Click here to reply  
Hello all you parents.I'm a 15 year old girl and I stumbled across this site when I was doing research for a project on childhood obesity. I've been looking over all your posts and this page in general and I've come to find myself very frusterated.I don't think this site is very healthy, espeshally the stories on the site which have an implied promise that if a child loses weight he (or she) will not get teased and will have friends. That's not true. Kids are most likly going to get teased and if not for being fat for being too tall or short or having glasses or whatever.I also do not appriciate (or appove) of this site because of the way it promotes thiness. I think the people who made this site had healthyness in mind for all children, but I feel they went about it from the wrong apporache.I feel you parents are going about it from the wrong way as well. I do not think you should be... (view more)
Reply from Nicole, Child's Age 14 - 12/16/02  - IP#: 209.112.145.xxx
Reply from Susan, Child's Age 9 - 03/16/01 
Reply from Sue, Child's Age 12 - 03/11/01 

From ANNE, Child's Age 5 - 02/20/01 Click here to reply  
Hi,I have two sons one is 5 weighs 85 pounds and is 46 inches tall. The other is 7 is 95 pounds and is 55 inches tall. I try to limit their intake of sweets (no more than one small one a day) and make the rest of their food choices healthy ones.They are always saying they are hungry and will eat almost anything I give them. They are fairly active but with New England type winters it is hard to do anything.Any ideas on how to get them to maintain their weight without making them feel self-concious and worried about eating.I grew up with a weight problem and I am still dealing with issues from things said to me as a child I don't want this to happen to them.Help
Reply from Robby, Child's Age 13 - 06/27/01  - IP#: 152.163.194.xxx
Reply from Sue, Child's Age 12 - 02/22/01 
Reply from Sue, Child's Age 12 - 02/22/01 

From Steve, Child's Age 13 - 02/11/01 Click here to reply  
My son is quite overweight. He is 5' 4, and weighs about 150 pounds. He was 160 about three months ago, and he's been trying to lose weight by walking for an hour on the treadmill everyday. However, he can't seem to control his eating. We found that he averages about 32 grams of fat a day. How many calories and grams of fat does he need? His waist size has dropped from 34 to 33, which is pretty good, but its still too large. Does anyone know what I good waist size would be for him? I also have a weight problem. I'm 5' 10 and weigh about 230 pounds. I also wear a size 38 in pants. Does anyone know what I good size for me would be? We're trying to do this together, but we just can't control our eating. Tips on any of this would help.
Reply from anne, Child's Age 5 - 02/20/01 
Reply from Sue, Child's Age 12 - 02/12/01 
Reply from Sue, Child's Age 12 - 02/12/01 

From Sue, Child's Age 12 - 02/04/01 Click here to reply  
Does anyone know how many calories a 12 year old girl of about 4 foot 9 should be consuming in order to maintain a healthy weight? Can't seem to find this information anywhere, not for pre-teens anyway.
Reply from Dana, Child's Age 10 - 02/06/04  - IP#: 64.173.20.xxx
Reply from hermionie, Child's Age 11 - 02/14/02  - IP#: 205.188.196.xxx
Reply from Rob, Child's Age 13 - 06/25/01  - IP#: 152.163.204.xxx

From Danielle, Child's Age 9 - 01/30/01 Click here to reply  
My son, has gotten fat in just 1 year. He was quite thin before, he has autism and gets very anxious if we try to modify his diet or activity level. I think his weight gain initially was due to his medications, which I have discontinued due to this. He is teased mercilously at school.....please help!
Reply from anne, Child's Age 5 - 02/20/01 

From Lori, Child's Age 7 - 01/23/01 Click here to reply  
My daughter is 7 1/2 year old. She's getting a little plump, but I've never told her that cause I don't want her to "diet". She's 95th percentile in weight. I know how to cook for her when at home, but I need good lunch ideas. She goes to a private school and they can only pack. On Friday's she has pizza day. She knows to drink lots of water. If she has juice or soda it's only one glass then the rest water or milk. She does love sweets though and she eats quite a bit. She gets plenty of exercise because she's on a swim team. Thanks for your help!
Reply from Susan, Child's Age 9 - 03/16/01 
Reply from Sue, Child's Age 12 - 01/23/01 

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